Originally Posted by Gladiator
What about using a Weapon R CEL Eliminator? I've been wrestling with the P0420 code since Nov2011 and I'm considering the cel eliminator. I've tried the antifoulers, but that only gave me a p0136 code. If it's not one thing, it's another..... PCH do you or anyone else have experience with the eliminator? I'm afraid of dropping $50 on something that will still result in a p0420 code. X2theB, trust me, I know your frustration all too well :-/
Why did you hijack this thread right here? Now it's hard to follow.
---------- Post added 05-17-2012 at 05:22 PM ----------
Originally Posted by x2theB
Back in 2010 I took the car to the shop and told them to replace the catalytic converter. I was told they needed to check and/or replace multiple parts before they would cover the cat replacement. First it was the O2 sensor, which I replaced myself. My replacement wasn't their OEM sensor and they weren't happy. Then it was a gasket which I let them replace thinking it was under warranty until I picked up the car and was given a bill.
When I picked up the car I asked if they drove it to ensure the light didn't come on. I jump in my car and as I turn right out of the parking lot the light turns on. I called to complain that they still didn't fix the issue and that got me nowhere. When I put the car in the shop I told them I would rent a car to drive while they fixed the issue and they could update me along the way. Instead they charged me around $300 to fix a gasket which I told them was not the problem. It was like they already had my money and they didn't care anymore.
I guess I came down with a case of amnesia because I went right back to them. And now the car has 92,000 miles and is no longer under warranty. When I took it there originally I was already close at 77,000 miles. Maybe thats why they gave me the run-around, because they knew if they waited another 4 or 5 weeks the car would be over the limit.
Did you get this resolved? Being that you're in OH (and not Cali) you can replace the OEM CAT with aftermarket (one of the many reasons I live in the MW as well). If you simply fool the ECU with an electronic device that may make the CE code(s) go away temporarily. But a clogged CAT will make it run rough and no good mileage will come of that. Compare a new OEM exhaust Vs an aftermarket CAT. Get it to a reputable exhaust shop and clean up your existing O2 sensors with brake clean or carb and choke cleaner before re inserting.
See if that helps.
---------- Post added 05-17-2012 at 05:28 PM ----------
Here's a good deal on a good CAT.